Christianity vs Islam

Christianity
Islam

This is a comparison of the religious beliefs and practices of Islam and Christianity, both of which are Abrahamic religions.

The definition of a Christian varies among different Christians groups. Roman Catholics, Protestants and Eastern Orthodox define Christian as one who is a member of the Church and who enters through the sacrament of baptism. Infants and adults who are baptized are considered as Christians. Jesus was Jewish but his followers are called ‘Christian’ because they believe he was ‘Christ’, the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew and Aramaic word, ‘Messiah.’

Islam (Arabic: الإسلام; al-'islām (help•info)) is a monotheistic religion originating with the teachings of Muhammad, a 7th century Arab religious and political figure. The word Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to God (Arabic: الله, Allāh). An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim meaning “one who submits to God”.

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Place of worship Church, chapel, cathedral, basilica, home bible study, personal dwellings. Mosque/masjid, any place which is clean.
Founder Jesus,Peter and Paul Muhammad.
Use of statues and pictures Used in Catholicism Orthodox Christianity; statuary is not used in most Protestant denominations. Statues are not worshiped but looked to as a point of focus in prayer and meditation. Muslims are not permitted to depict the image of God nor any prophet.
Practices Prayers, sacraments (some branches), worship in church, reading of the Bible, acts of charity, communion. Five pillars: Testament that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger (shahadah); prayer five times daily; fast during Ramadan; charity to the poor (zakat); pilgrimage (Hajj).
Concept of Deity Believe in the Trinity. Three persons in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit God (Allah) is the only god and is all-powerful and omniscient.
Place of origin Jerusalem Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Life after death Man is appointed to die once, and then face judgment. Those who believe live on in heaven, while those that rejected God suffer eternity in hell. After the culmination of the events of the Book of Revelation all believers shall be bodily resurrected. A Muslim and all the beings will be accountable to Allah on the Day of Judgement.
Scriptures The Holy Bible, a collection of canonical books in two parts: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Quran/Koran (the direct words of Allah through Angels to the Prophet. Hadith are not holy scriptures but sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.
Literal Meaning Christ means "the anointed" or "Messiah". A Christian is a believer in Christ. A believer is also called and known as a saint in Protestant branches. Islam means "submission", or the total surrender of oneself to the will of God. The root word means peace.
Clergy Priests, Monks, Bishops, Pastors, president. depending on denomination Imam leads congregational prayer in a mosque. Sheikh, Maulana, Mullah and Mufti
Angels Angels are servants of God used as messengers and warriors and guardians of humanity. Angels are created from light and remain unseen as they worship and follow God's commands.
Time of origin Approx. 33 AD. 610 CE
Means of salvation Through Christ's death and resurrection. Salvation is by grace, through faith. Not by works, lest anyone should boast. Belief in one God, remembrance of God, repentance, fear of God and hope in God's mercy.
Human Nature Man has inherited "original sin" from Adam. Mankind then is inherently evil and is in need of forgiveness of sin. By knowing right and wrong Christians choose their actions. Humans are a fallen, broken race in need of salvation and repair by God. Man has equal ability to do good or evil. God has given mankind free will.
Status of women Can become nuns in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches and may be priests in Protestant churches. The Bible states that men and women have different roles but are not inferior. Women are equal to men in modern times. It it said in the Quran that all woman are equal to men, and should be treated like any other man.
Definition Follower of the Christ. Islam is an Arabic word for "Submission or surrender in Ultimate Peace".Muslim means a believer in One God (Al-Illah or Allah)
Birth of Jesus Virgin Birth, through God. Virgin birth from Mary.
God's role in salvation Humans cannot save themselves or ascend on their own to a higher level. Only God is good and therefore only God is able to save a person. Jesus came down from Heaven to save mankind. Mercy
About Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Islam is an Abrahamic religion originating with the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (a decendent of Ishmael) born in 560 AD came to teach pure monotheism, restore the true religion which had been lost. submission to the Will of God, pure monotheism.
Rites Seven sacraments: Baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, penance, anointing of the sick, holy orders, matrimony (Catholic Anglican and Orthodox). other denominations just Baptism and communion. Five pillars: Prayer, purification, funerals, circumsicion, sharing of animals in thanksgiving, Quran recitation, marriage.
Goal of religion To love God and obey his commandments while creating a relationship with Jesus Christ and spreading the Gospel so that others may also be saved. Submission to the will of God, peace.
Identity of Jesus Son of the Living God and Saviour of the world. Second person of the Trinity. A true prophet of God, born of a chaste virgin mother (Mary). Jesus is highly respected and loved in Islam, but not worshipped or seen as a son of God. Muslims believed that Jesus preached Islam, but his message was corrupted by some.
Population 2.1 Billion includes Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox and other Christians. There are around 1.5 billion Muslims in the world. Islam is the second-largest faith of the planet and claims to be the fastest growing
Branches Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant. There is a political division Shia and Sunni Muslims, though it is not doctrinal.
Principle God created man. Man sinned and fell under its curse. God redeems sinful man through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Those that He redeems, He regenerates them and they become "born-again". Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent." - Quran: Surah Al Ikhlas
Confessing sins Protestants confess straight to God, Catholic confess mortal sins to a Priest, and venial sins straight to God (Orthodox have similar practice) Anglicans confess to Priests but considered optional. God always forgives sins in Jesus. Praying and repenting to god - no self-harm allowed
Religious Law The 10 Commandments and the New Commandment to "Love one another". Sharia law is the foundation of Islam - religious law is to be interpreted only by scholars who are knowledgeable in advanced religious studies.
Status of Adam Adam was the first man created by God. He fell into temptation and brought sin and death to the human race. Free from all major sins and faults. Adam is the first prophet and man on earth as sent by Allah and he is the father of Humanity, and Muhammad is the last prophet in Islam.
Death of Jesus Death by crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Will return. He did not die, but was taken into heaven by god, and will come back down to earth. He was never crucified.
Belief of God One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit Only one God.
Second coming of Jesus Affirmed, No one knows the date of return not even Jesus, only the Father. Affirmed
Marriage Marriage is between one man and one woman. Jesus affirms this in Mathew 19:3-9 ‘...Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’. The holy union of a couple. Men in Islam may marry more than one women (but no more than four) as long as he can treat them all fairly, give them all their rights and support them all.
View of Animistic religions Paganism is Heathenism. Witchcraft is communication and interaction with demons, fallen evil angelic beings. These have no real interest ultimately, in helping their worshipers. Demonic possession is common. Paganism is idolatry.
Promised Holy one. Second Coming of Christ Mahdi
Holy days/Official Holidays Christmas (birth of Jesus), Good Friday (death of Jesus), Sunday (day of rest), Easter (resurrection of Jesus). Ramadan, Eid-ul Adha, Eid-ul Fitr
Clothes Conservative Christians dress Modestly (women usually put up their hair, dresses below knees, cover up the top, some even cover their head) men wear dress clothes do not show chests legs and arms. although Liberal Christians reject Prohibitions. Women must present themselves modestly to cover the hair and body shape. The hands, face and feet may be left bare. Men must be modestly dressed and covered from waist to knee.
View of other Abrahamic religions Judaism is regarded as a True religion but incomplete (without Gospel, and Messiah) Islam is regarded as a false religion, Christianity does not accept the Qur'an as true. Jews and Christians are respected as "People of the Book". All religions should be respected and tolerated, though Islam is the only correct way.
Offshoot religions Rastafarianism,Universalism, and Deism, and Masonry. Baha'i
Ressurection of Jesus affirmed Denied because his death is denied. God raised Jesus to him and he will return before end of time.
Geographical predominance Christianity exists strongly worldwide while it is concentrated in Europe, the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa, East Asia (Indonesia Malaysia), and the Balkans
Original Language(s) Hebrew, Aramaic, Koine Greek Arabic
Day of worship Worship should be daily. Many Christians attend church on Sundays. only sundays is considered mandatory. Prayer five times daily is obligatory. Friday is the day of congregational prayer, obligatory for men, but not for women.
Religion which atheists may still be adherents of A person must believe in God and Jesus to be Christian. No.
Legislation Varies through denomination. Sharia
Views on the afterlife Heaven or Hell. May do temporal time in Purgatory. Eternal life in paradise or hell.
Authority of Pope Leader and overseer of the Catholic Church. his authority is completely rejected by Protestants, and is viewed by Orthodox as first among equals. Orthodox and Protestants reject Papal infallibility and Papal supremacy. N/A
Prophet Noah ,Moses, Abraham, Isaac, David, Solomon Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekial, Nahum, Elijah, Elisha, Obadiah, Amos, Hosea, Zechariah, Zephaniah, Malachi, Daniel, Nathan, John the Baptist and many others. Muslims believe in all prophets of the Holy Books, joining over 124,000 prophets who were unknown and unmentioned. Muhammad is the final prophet.
Position of Mary She is the Mother of God, and is highly honored in Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican (Episcopalian), and Lutheran Christianity. Most Protestants do not honor the Virgin Mary. Mary receives significant admiration from Muslims. She is said by the Prophet Muhammad to be the best woman God created. She is free of sin as the mother of Jesus.
Resurrection of Jesus Affirmed No because his death is denied in Islam.
View of the Buddha N/A. N/A
Goal of Philosophy Objective reality. Worship of God who created life, the universe, and is eternal. Christianity has its own philosophy, found in the 66 books of the Bible. To Reach Heaven
Status of Muhammad False Prophet with wrong Ideas about God and Jesus, and the Bible. Deeply loved and revered in Islam, last Prophet, but is not worshipped, only God is worshipped, according to Islam creation is never to be worshipped under any circumstances only the creator
Abrahamic Lineage The Lord Jesus was a Descendant of Abraham, via his son Isaac & grandson Jacob. The ancestor of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم is Abraham (Ibrahim) through his son Ismael.
Three Jewels Faith, Hope and Charity None
Virtue on which religion is based upon Love. Peace
Use of statues Permitted in Catholic & Orthodox Churches, Forbidden - a medium between self and Creator does not exist.
Geographical distribution and predominance Europe, North & South America, Australia & New Zealand. Islam exists worldwide while it is the dominant religion of the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, South-East Asia, and North Africa.
Holy days Sunday, Christmas, Holy Week & Easter, Pentecost, Saints' Feast Days Ramadan, Eid, Friday. Laylatul Qadr
Concept of God Eternal, uncreated, triune, Single and unique, Creator of life and the universe, righteous, just, merciful. All-knowing, everywhere present. Concept of the uncreated creator who brought about the universe - God - and that God had revealed a message (Quran) and a messenger (Muhammad)
Names of God God, Gud, Gott, Deo, Dios. Jehovah, YHWH, Eli Elohim, Allah, (depending on language Christians are of every language and culture around the world) Allah, Rahman, Raheem, Malik, Qudoos etc ( There are 99 in total)
Use of statues, images some denominations regard It as forbidden and Idolatry. Anglicans and Lutherans allow pictures but forbid venerating them. Catholics encourage pictures and statues and venerate them. Orthodox encourage pictures and venerate them. Forbidden
Original Languages Aramaic, Latin, and Greek Arabic
Direction of Prayer Catholics and Orthodox usually face Jerusalem in their prayers but it is not considered necessary, but recommended. God is present everywhere recent reforms have prompted many Christians to not face anywhere in their prayers. the Ka'bah Mecca, Saudi Arabia
View of other Dharmic religions N/A. Has no basis in Islam.
Can atheists partake in this religion's practices? No. No.
View of God Our Heavenly Father. God is All Good
Praying to Saints, Mary, and Angel Catholics do, Orthodox do, but Protestants do not. Shiites ask for Saints' intercession, but, Sunnis do not. Mary is venerated by both Sunnis and Shiites however.
Views on other religion Christianity is the True Faith. Muslims believe that Islam is the one true faith.
View of other Oriental religions N/A. N/A.
Marriage and Divorce Explained by Jesus in Mathew 19:3-9 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Therefore what God has put together let man not seperate.' Allowed
Teachings about Behavior And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself;” Go and sin no more- John 8 Scholars of morality have divided moral issues into two categories: 1 - Morals in the common meaning 2 - Morals in the particular meaning that includes good manners and Islamic behaviour
Followers Christian (follwers of Christ) Muslim (means submitter to God)
Saints Catholics and Orthodox venerate very Holy people as Saints. Most Protestants do not do this. Sunni (mainstream Islam) - non-existent, all humans after the prophet Muhammad sin. Shia (minority): infallibility of 12 imams after revelation.
Virtue in which religion is based upon Love, Repentance of sins. Peace, complete submission to God
Belief of God One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Belief in One God.
Original Language Aramaic, Greek, and Latin Arabic
Authority of Dalai Lama N/A. N/A.
Symbol The Cross. The crescent moon & star.
Significance of Eucharist Literal Presence Of Christ. Alawites have a wine ceremony that is similar to the Eucharist.
Presence of Christ in Eucharist Yes. Denied, although Alawites believe that Allah is present in their ceremonial wine.
Belief of deities Only One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. One God.
Status of Vedas N/A. N/A.
sects Catholic, Protestant, & Orthodox. Sunnis & Shiites.
imams identified as N/A. Shiites believe they are the successors of Ali; Sunnis regard them as their clergy.
Jesus The Son Of God. a Prophet and messenger of God, and his proper name used in the Quran is Isa ibn Maryam [Jesus the son of Mary (not God)]
Position of Abraham Father in Faith. A great Prophet.
Place and Time of origin Approx. 33 AD. 7'th Century AD.
Virtue(s) in which religion is based upon Love. Peace.
Promised Holy One Second Coming Of Christ. Mahdi
View on Abrahamic religions Believe that Jews are right, except for their rejection of Christ; believe that Muhammad & Bah-u-llah are false prophets. Believe that Jews & Christians should accept Muhammad as the final Prophet; believe that Baha'is are wrong in believing that Bah-u-llah is a prophet.
War between two churches/ major sects Catholics & Protestants used to be at war in Norther Ireland; In USA, many fundamentalist Protestants vehemently deny Catholics are Christian. Sunnis and Shiites fight often in the Middle East.
Days of worship Sunday & Christian Holy Days. Friday, & Muslim Holy Days
View of Dharmic religions N/A. Extremely false and corrupted

Contents: Christianity vs Islam

History

The first known usage of the term Christians can be found in the New Testament of the Bible. The term was thus first used to denote those known or perceived to be disciples of Jesus. Similarly, in the two other New Testament it refers to the public identity of those who follow Jesus. The history of early Christian groups is told in Acts in the New Testament. The early days of Christianity witnessed the desert Fathers in Egypt, sects of hermits and Gnostic ascetics. Christianity began in 1st century AD Jerusalem as a Jewish sect but spread throughout the Roman Empire and beyond to countries such as Ethiopia, Armenia, Georgia, Assyria, Iran, India, and China.

Islam's historical development resulted in major political, economic, and military effects inside and outside the Islamic world. Within a century of Muhammad's first recitations of the Qur'an, an Islamic empire stretched from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to Central Asia in the east. Muhammad began preaching Islam at Mecca before migrating to Medina, from where he united the tribes of Arabia into a singular Arab Muslim religious polity. With Muhammad's death in 632, disagreement broke out over who would succeed him as leader of the Muslim community. Many leaders followed. For the Umayyad aristocracy, Islam was viewed as a religion for Arabs only. Islam spread rapidly during 750-1258 the era that they call The Golden Age. Since then this religion has progressed by leaps and bounds across the world.

Beliefs

The Christian Religion encompasses all churches as well as believers without churches, as many modern practitioners may be believers in Christ but not active church goers. A Christian will study the Bible, attend church, seek ways to introduce the teachings of Jesus into his or her life, and engage in prayer. A Christian seeks forgiveness for his or her personal sins through faith in Jesus Christ. The goal of the Christian is both the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on Earth and the attainment of Heaven in the after-life.

Muslims believe that God revealed the Qur'an to Muhammad, God's final prophet, and regard the Qur'an and the Sunnah (words and deeds of Muhammad) as the fundamental sources of Islam. They do not regard Muhammad as the founder of a new religion, but as the restorer of the original monotheistic faith of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. Islamic tradition holds that Judaism and Christianity distorted the messages of these prophets over time either in interpretation, in text, or both.

Scriptures

Christianity regards the Holy Bible, a collection of canonical books in two parts (the Old Testament and the New Testament) as authoritative: written by human authors under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and therefore the inerrant Word of God.

The principle scriptures of Islam are the Quran and the Hadith. The Quran is the source of Allah's revelations to humanity, transmitted through his messenger, Muhammad. The Hadith is not considered a direct source of revelation; instead, it is supposed to contain the records of the traditions, practices and decision of the very earliest Muslim community.

Practices

Christians believe that all people should strive to follow Christ's commands and example in their everyday actions. For many, this includes obedience to the Ten Commandments. Other Christian practices include acts of piety such as prayer and Bible reading. Christians assemble for communal worship on Sunday, the day of the resurrection, though other liturgical practices often occur outside this setting. Scripture readings are drawn from the Old and New Testaments, but especially the Gospels.

Islam includes many religious practices. Adherents are generally required to observe the Five Pillars of Islam, which are five duties that unite Muslims into a community. In addition to the Five Pillars, Islamic law (sharia) has developed a tradition of rulings that touch on virtually all aspects of life and society. This tradition encompasses everything from practical matters like dietary laws and banking to warfare.

Teachings

The Holy Quran is the highest authority in Islam. Muslims believe that the holy text contains the exact words of God as revealed to Prophet Muhammad and recorded by his companions. Islam preaches about the divinity and supreme authority of God (Allah). For Muslims, the Quran answers questions about daily needs, both spiritual and material. It discusses God and God's names and attributes, believers and their virtues, and the fate of nonbelievers (kâfir). In practice, the laws that Muslims follow are contained in the law collections known as the Hadith. Islam also teaches respect towards parents and elders.

Muslims do not believe in a Holy Trinity, while Christians do. Islam sees Jesus as a prophet, while Christianity sees Jesus as an immortal equal to God (as part of the Trinity). Christianity talks about Jesus as the savior of the world and doesn't regard Islamic principles as true. Another universal teaching of Christianity is following the concept of family values, helping the powerless and promoting peace.

Groups

There are many people who follow Christianity and have divided themselves into various groups/ sects depending upon varying beliefs. The types of Christians include Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopalian, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Coptic, Rastafarian, Gnostic. Almost all Muslims belong to one of two major denominations, the Sunni and Shia.

Population

Data suggests that there are around one billion and eight hundred million Christians in the world. There are around 1.1 to 1.8 billion Muslims in the world, making Islam the second largest religion n the world after Christianity.

Demographics

Commonly cited estimates of the Muslim population in 2007 range from 1.1 billion to 1.8 billion. Approximately 85% are Sunni and 15% are Shia, with a small minority belonging to other sects. Some 30–40 countries are Muslim-majority, and Arabs account for around 20% of all Muslims worldwide. South Asia and Southeast Asia contain the most populous Muslim countries, with Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh having more than 100 million adherents each.

Christianity is the world's largest religion. It is the predominant religion in Europe, the Americas, Southern Africa, the Philippines and Oceania. It is also growing rapidly in Africa and Asia, particularly in China, South Korea and the Middle East. It is declining in other countries including Australia, Great Britain, France and Germany.

Further Reading

For further reading, there are several books available on Amazon.com on Islam and Christianity:

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March 15, 2014, 11:07pm

What will happen if u dont pray five times a day.... forgiven, punished or hell...
Praying is so good, the more the better , i gues! Pray whenever n wherever you want... remember ur God always... followed Him like an ignorant child,dont question. Tats christianity.
But here muslim says jesus is a prophet christians are saying he is God.But u can figure it out. Read the bible with open sincere heart. You might find some hints. Christian brother also should do the same to know muslim more .... but for me, m goin to mars to start a new life..

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March 5, 2014, 5:00pm

Give your lives to Jesus

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February 25, 2014, 6:08pm

Thanks, this really helped me! And to everyone trying to push their beliefs on others, and being rude to other faiths, please, can't we learn to love and tolerate? I'm Catholic, but I have no problem if you don't believe the same thing as me.

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February 19, 2014, 2:11am

Effectively voiced really! .

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January 21, 2014, 11:46pm

standing ovation to Islam

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January 3, 2014, 9:16am

Jesus said in Gospel of Jhon Ch:16 V:12-15 that one more sarvent will come to the God that is (Muhammed) and Song of Solomon ch:5/6 V:16said his name Muhammed'en' in Hebrews 'en' use to show respect So we should belived in last prophet Muhammed as we belived what bible said.Muslim means 'Submited ones will to God' as it done by Adam...Moses... Jesus and Muhammed.

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December 21, 2013, 8:07am

Jesus was messenger of Allah and he did not die Allah picked him up and a person with same face of Jesus was there so when people came to kill Jesus they killed that person not Jesus Qur'an says that Jesus will come before day of judgement and on whole world there will be role of Muslims

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November 30, 2013, 4:53am

The Holy Quran is the highest authority in Islam. It contains the exact words of Allah... in reference to paragraph "teachings".

In the comparison part of this article it says prophet Muhammad PBUH is all wrong about god, Jesus, and bible.

Prophet Muhummad PBUH is spreading the word of god... Aka Quran to thy people of that era. Unless your calling god wrong... Prophet Muhammad PBUH is indeed correct. -13yr old child who's a proud Muslim

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October 27, 2013, 3:14pm

I as a Christian feel that it's very important that we learn tolerate each other. I have much respect for Islam, and i won't try and force my beliefs upon anyone. I have friends who are Muslim so it's important to learn how to tolerate others instead of trying to forcing one thing upon everyone. The same goes for every other religion as well as atheists.

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October 10, 2013, 3:42am

whoever wrote this is wrong, self harming is not permissible in Islam. Repenting yes, self harm no.

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September 26, 2013, 1:21am

If someone insulted the person behind the welfare state you would be up in arms, that's what its like for Muslims if you insult Mohammed.

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September 26, 2013, 1:17am

Look only 50k people are written on the book of life if you count Christianity. If you don't tithe in in Christianity you go to hell. Check up Angela whatever. I don't know of her talking about any Muslims there. Christianity has parts in the bible where they are told to wipe out 1 million opposition worshippers. It has parts where people are told to kill their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and sons and daughters for the lord and they are specially ordained for service to him after, along with getting special boons. If you have to kill your father for a special boon, I would rather tell the entity to shove it where the sun doesn't shine. Christianity wiped out 300 million Indians (including South Americans), because they were told this stuff is good in their bible. Hitler got Yeshua telling him to wipe out the Jews in his dreams, along with George Bush getting a dream from him telling him to invade Iraq and afganistan where 8 million civilians have been killed. 2,000,000 - 6,000,000 Christians were killed attacking the middle east in the crusades, not counting the amount of Muslim civilians they butchered.

Islam includes a mandatory poor tax, which is responsible for the later British poor tax and then benefits system. It was an idea the British got from Islam after the crusades. Think the NHS is good? Thanks to Islam the Muslims had it before the crusades, they lost it afterwards thanks to the damage done to their country by the barbaric crusaders who wiped out villages. Do you think Britain would still have a NHS and benefits system, if foreigners had wiped out certain British counties. Do you think that would be one of their priorities?

Freedom of religion is important, but please judge for yourselves whether what you are reading is good or not!

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August 25, 2013, 12:28am

Im a muslims man. And what most people say about islam (Bad Things) arent even true. Us muslims are to tell the truth at all times, so just go and ask a Expert in islam.. Dont make stuff up from what you hear from the internet.

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June 5, 2013, 8:40am

www.usislam.org | www.islamreligion.com | www.whyislam.org

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January 7, 2013, 6:14am

Christianity ….One Christ, One Bible Religion…

You know the Latin Catholic will not enter Syrian Catholic Church.

These two will not enter Marthoma Church.

These three will not enter Pentecost Church.

These four will not enter Salvation Army Church.

These five will not enter Seventh Day Adventist Church.

These six will not enter Orthodox Church.

These seven will not enter Jacobite church.

Like this there are 146 castes in Kerala alone for Christianity,

each will never share their churches for fellow Christians..!

Wonderful..! One Christ, One Bible, One Jehova....

What a unity!

Now Muslims..!

One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi....! Great unity!

Among Muslims, Shia and Sunni kill each other in all the Muslim countries.

The religious riot in most Muslim countries is always between these two sects.

The Shia will not go to Sunni Mosque.

These two will not go to Ahamadiya Mosque.

These three will not go to Sufi Mosque.

These four will not go to Mujahiddin mosque.

Like this it appears there are 13 castes in Muslims.

Killing / bombing/conquering/ massacring/. .. each other !

The American attack to the Muslim land of Iraq is fully supported by
all the Muslim countries surrounding Iraq!

One Allah, One Quran, One Nebi....! Great unity !

All Muslims are not Terrorists, but most Terrorists are Muslims. 60%
of all victims of Muslim terrorism are Muslims.

Hindus - 1,280 Religious Books, 10,000 Commentaries, more than one
lakh sub-commentaries for these foundation books, 330 million gods,
variety of Aacharas, thousands of Rishies, hundreds of languages...

still everyone goes to the SAME TEMPLE ...

whether unity is for Hindus or in others…?

Hindus never quarreled each other for the last ten thousand years at
least in the name of religion.

Only Britishers & Politicians had tried to divide and rule… Keep
Religion out of Politics and India will be the most peaceful place on
earth.

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August 17, 2012, 4:09pm

hi Morey i agree with u.
islam is the only true religion n christianity and judaism is also a relegion by allah but it is corrupted by the ild people christian and jews. Now all the christians are denying prophet isa (a.s) (jesus) as god which is wrong only the old christian have changed bible. There is only one and only god allah and prphet isa(a.s) JESUS is his prophet,,,,

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July 29, 2012, 1:20am

God is only one
He sent many prophets from adam PBUH to Muhammad PBUH including Gesus also...

All we need to worship that one God & not any of his messengers/prophets !!

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June 15, 2012, 2:46am

Dear new responder: In the Holy Bible, God Identifies Himself as: the God Of Abraham, the God Of Isaac, and the God Of Jacob, hence Trinity.

As for Adam & Noah: First to whom would Adam be preaching to? He was the first man. Noah similarly would not preach to anyone, as the whole world--with the notable exception of his own family--had been wiped out.

Moses performed the Mighty Works Of God the Father, for the children of Israel, after they fled Egypt; He promised them another Prophet would come to them, and he blessed them with the Spirit Of God.

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May 16, 2012, 2:01pm

Dear responder to Morey, correction he brought the monotheistic faith "back" to the Arabs, after a period of them being astray. He restablished the abrahamic message and the message was sealed with the religious doctrines of the final message for all mankind. But the core message is the same according to Islam. did Abraham preach trinity? Did Adam? Noah? Moses? Peace be upon them all. That is the main difference between Christianity and Islam, the rest are distractions...

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March 11, 2012, 4:17am

Dear Morrey, yes I am Christian, & am able to compare & contrast different religions without bias, when necessary.

Without the Lord Jesus, there would be no Christianity. Christianity based on the Teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ, hence, He Is the Founder of Christianity.

Until Muhammad came, Arabs were polytheistic & idolatrous. Muhammad brought monotheism to the arabs, hence he is the founder of Islam.

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February 18, 2012, 8:47am

Hi! I'm Morey from the Philippine Islands. I am communicating to the owner of this chart. I am a Christian who have embraced Islam and I have doubts on whether you belong to any of the two faiths involved in your chart. If you are on either side, then, thank you for being unbiased and succinctly truthful. I enjoyed reading your tabular entries and some of your errors made me smile. How can Prophet Jesus be the founder of Christianity when he is not a Christian? He does not pray to the Trinity as the Christians do. How can Prophet Muhammad be the founder of Islam when he is the last prophet of Islam? Now, don't tell anybody that Prophet Moses is the founder of Judaism because he is not a Jew. He is from the tribe of Levi. Prophets are not founders of faiths but are messengers of Allah. Lack of understanding by people is the cause of disunity and discord and their wrong concepts and wrong actions were attributed to God. Peace and blessings be upon the prophets of the world. May Allah guide us always closer to the truth.

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April 27, 2011, 1:01pm

whosoever wrote this chart on the differences between christain and muslim is veryyyy wronng...most especially about christianity.please dont write what you dont have good knowledge about.if you are a muslim just write on your religion.and for your information christianity is not a religion,its a life of christ and it means the life we live....we dont just worship on sundays ,we worhip GOD all the time...you can have a personal relationship with GOD,,the purpose of church service and fellowships are because its right to fellowship with one another in faith,so we can learn more of GOD's word and grow in knowledge ,,,and so many other reasons but that does not imply that its just that we are to worship.and when it comes to confession of sins for discipline ,,first you confess your sins to GOD and ask for forgiveness and its also proper to confess your sins one to another in the house hold of faith...my dear there are so much you need to learn about the life of christ ,seek for knowlegde.

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February 17, 2011, 8:29pm

If you take the King James Version of the New Testament to represent the teaching of Christianity
And you take the Hilali/Khan translation of the Quran to represent the teaching of Islam

And you look at the word-probability-ratios of the nouns in those documents, considering nouns that appear in both documents at least four times, the top-10 nouns differentially representing Christianity are:

disciples
brethren
priests
servants
law
saints
sabbath
multitude
flesh
joy

while the top-10 nouns differentially representing Islam are:

messenger(s)
punishment
torment
religion
wrong
recompense
deeds
hereafter
forgiveness
heavens

These lists give the flavor of the differences between the two religions.

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December 8, 2010, 1:57am

all religions whether islam, christianity or Islam, teach the same common rules:

for complete text of the points and other points, please refer the blog:
comparative-religion-points.blogspot.com

(1) Prohibition of Alcohol:- Manu Smriti: 9:235, 11:55; Rig Veda: 8:2:12, 8:21:14; //BIBLE: Proverbs: 20:1, 23:31; Ephesians: 5:18; //QURAN: 2:219, 5:93.

(2) Prohibition of Pork:- //BIBLE: Leviticus 11:7-8; Deuteronomy 14:8; //QURAN: 2:173, 5:4, 6:145, 16:115.

(3) Prohibition of Usury (Interest on Money/Loan/Credit):- Manu Smriti: 11:62, 8:152; //BIBLE: Leviticus 25:36-37; Ezekiel 18:13, 22:12; Psalms 15:5; //QURAN: 2:275, 3:130.

(4) Permission for Non-Vegetarian Food:- Ramayana: 2:20:29, 2:20:17-18; Manu Smriti: 5:30, 39; Mahabharata: 13:88; //BIBLE: Deuteronomy 14:4-6, 14:11; Leviticus 11:3; //QURAN: 5:2, 6:142, 16:5, 23:21.

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July 20, 2009, 10:07am

Definitions of Christianity here are absurd and not Catholic. The sprouting of Christian denominations created confusion about the true meaning of Christianity. It needs to be a practicing Catholic to understand fully what Christianity meant.

Whereas, the definitions for Islamic religion were based only to one denomination. How about introduction of other Islamic sects?

It seems the comparison here can be summarized as: Christianity- chaos; Islam-order. We can not judge the book unless we read and comprehend it.

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August 11, 2013, 12:23pm

Islam is the most insecure religion on Earth. The women are treated culturally as 2nd class citizens. Very sad. If a man can have more than 1 wife, then why can't a woman have more than 1 husband? This is a religion created by a male for the purposes of his own desires. As mentioned, Islam is founded on many insecurities. You can't even draw a pic of Muhammad without Muslims getting bent out of shape. Pure insecurities.

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March 24, 2011, 3:53pm

hi i am a christian young man...n i am trying to seek help on whether i should continue dating a catholic woman..i love her to death n the only thing that is slowing us down is our religion, some how i feel i should continue just bcause we connect like that...but then again it gets to me will i become a catholic too...or should i stay christian...i mean i do love her n this is the point where i make a decision...she wants me to follow her way...but then again what about my way...should i have a saying in this...or just go along with...i am just confuse on whether we should go forth in our relationship...cause in the end i want to live my life as a holy man n a follower of jesus christ....

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November 22, 2010, 11:46am

Love God and your neighbor as yourself is a process requiring a person to know himself, to know why he re-enacts, recreates his life in patterns wasting energy, separating himself from his true nature and from God. Gospel of Thomas says if you know what is inside you it can help you; if you don't know what is inside you it can kill you. Christ came to the earth, sacrificed from deity to mankind, in order to lead us, instruct us to the truth. When mankind murdered Christ, God through Christ sent the Holy Spirit to counsel us, and to send us to teachers, counselors, physicians of the soul to teach us the non violent kingdom of God is Gtotally separate from the vilolent kindom of man. Whenever the spoken or written word deviates from that principle, whenever it separates us from the non violent God it's not from the Holy Spirit; when it connects to God, moves to make us whole it is of the Holy Spirit.

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October 9, 2011, 8:54pm

Just convert to catholocism. It will be a lot easier on you.

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July 28, 2011, 10:36pm

Kharijite and Shiite are NOT branches of Islam. They a corrupted!

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